Microplastics, seafood, and you

Microplastics have been around for some time, but are now getting more attention. Microplastics are plastic particles, about 5 millimeters or less (smaller than a pea). Common types of plastic include polyethylene (plastic bottles and bags), polystyrene (plastic cutlery, CDs), nylon (umbrellas, clothing), and PVC. Other sources include synthetic clothes and textiles (polyester and anything with spandex), diapers, wipes, tampons, and cigarette butts. In the environment, these plastic items break down due to heat exposure, oxidation, UV light, and mechanical action which ultimately leads to microplastic formation. Microplastics also include microbeads which can be found in cosmetics and other

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Musconetcong Watershed Association

10 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 113

Asbury, NJ 08802

The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources.

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